Why Have a Lottery?

To Play it Forward

A little play from a lot of Oregonians adds up to a lot of support for the places and programs Oregon loves. When you play your favorite lottery games, you play it forward — for Oregon!

✨ Enter the Play-it-Forward Giveaway

When you play lottery games, you Play it Forward for the programs and places Oregon loves. And if you win our Play-it-Forward giveaway, we’ll double your prize so you can play that forward too.

Three lucky winners will each win 100  Scratch-its, a State Parks parking permit, and $100 cash. But that’s not all! We’ll give each of those winners a second, identical prize pack to either keep themselves or to share however they see fit — another chance to Play it Forward.

Share your own Play-it-Forward dream to enter!


  • Last chance to enter: 11/06/2022
  • One entry per person
  • Must be 18 or older to enter
  • See full Terms & Conditions
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How would YOU play it forward?

For the Programs and Places Oregon loves…

Read about some of the important causes Oregonians support when they play Oregon Lottery games.

Umpqua Lighthouse

Umpqua Lighthouse State Park Shines On

River in Eastern Oregon

Cavendar Wetlands Enhancement

Hemex Health lab tech

Portland’s Hemex Health

Marque sign at OSD

Oregon School for the Deaf

An army colonel greets visitors

Courtney Place — Veterans’ Housing